The state-of-the-art facilities, located at the University’s Walsall Campus, hosted the players on Wednesday 26 June as they look to begin their preparations for the upcoming football season.
There the players underwent a series of VO2 max tests under the guidance of Laboratory director Ross Cloak, as well as other staff members from the University’s Department of Sports and Physical Activity.
The collaboration between Walsall FC and the Department of Sports and Physical Activity extends to on-going internships within the University’s MRes Sport degree, as well as input from the club into teaching and seminar sessions based at the University.
Speaking about the Walsall FC visit, Ross Cloak from the University of Wolverhampton said: “We were absolutely delighted to be able to welcome the players from Walsall to the University to give them the chance to utilise the outstanding sport science facilities we have here.
“The VO2 max test is an important gauge of an athlete’s aerobic fitness, and measures the body’s ability to transport and use oxygen during incremental exercise.
“This is just one of the important assessments we can perform at the University as the department goes from strength to strength.”
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Date Issued: Friday 28 June 2013